The greatest camera in the world? Quite possibly (for me, anyhow).
When the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was announced, I instantly decided to buy one. That was many impatient months ago. Well, my camera has arrived, and I’ve put it through the paces the only way I know how; by packing up my biking, skiing and climbing gear and heading to the mountains to shoot till I’m blue in the face. The verdict? Watch the vid and find out!
Since the advent of the micro 4/3 platform, I’ve been in full support of the technology. For those of you who aren’t big ol’ nerds like me, the gist is this: sensors from big cameras put inside of small cameras that don’t have all of the fancy mirrors that make it possible to get a physical view through the actual lens of the camera. Instead, you look at a digital feed from the sensor. One can argue the merits of this trade-off, but the net effect is small cameras with great performance. This is the fourth micro 4/3 camera I’ve owned, and the first one that truly makes it possible to get big camera results in a small kit. I’m in love. Here’s why.
2. Built Tough (sealed magnesium body).
3. Fast (9 frames per second).
4. High Quality (16 megapixels).
5. Great in Low Light (ISO looks great up to 1600).
6. Good Video (1080p with autofocus).
7. Awesome Image Stabilization (the sensor moves to make up for shaky hands).
8. Cool Looking (I don’t buy cameras on looks, but this one gets mad style points).
This camera is definitely the most important tool in my arsenal because of it’s go ANYWHERE do ANYTHING capabilities. I’m excited to see what other people are able to achieve with this camera, and even more interested to see what other camera manufacturers come up with in response. The bar has officially been raised.
Below you’ll find the stills shot during the three days in the field while making this video as well as links to the equipment used to shoot the video and stills. Enjoy!